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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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FRANCIS E. SPINNER, TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE FIRST ADMINISTRATOR IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO EMPLOY WOMEN FOR CLERICAL JOBS

SPINNER, FRANCIS E. (1802-1890).  Treasurer of the United States (1861-1875); Congressman; Banker; and Politician.  Surprisingly scarce, Good Autograph Letter Signed “F. E. Spinner” as Treasurer, on Treasury of the United States  letterhead. Four full pages, quarto. Washington, August 4, 1866.

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SIMON BRADSTREET — LAST COLONIAL GOVERNOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY

BRADSTREET, SIMON.  (1603-1697).  His very scarce Signature, “Simon Bradstreet”, as cut from a letter, on a slip of paper.  Approximately 2 ¼ x 1 inches.  Very fine condition.  

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FLOYD BENNETT ~~ SIGNED AND DATED FROM THE FIRST FLIGHT TO THE NORTH POLE

BENNETT, FLOYD.  (1890-1928).  American Naval aviator; along with USN Commander Richard E. Byrd, credited with making the first flight to the North Pole in May 1926; was awarded the Medal of Honor.    Surprising scarce, Autograph Sentiment Signed.

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THE PIONEER BOTANIST, AND AGRICULTURALIST — LUTHER BURBANK — RECALLS READING THE ”YOUTH’S COMPANION” WHEN NINE OR TEN YERAS OLD AND LAMENTS HE HAS LITTLE TIME TO WRITE ARTICLES FOR THEM, NOTING: ”THE MAKERS OF HISTORY SELDOM WRITE IT”

BURBANK, LUTHER (1849-1926) American botanist, horticulturist, and a pioneer in agricultural science. Typed Letter Signed, “Luther Burbank,” On his name-imprinted “Burbank’s Experiment Farms” letterhead. One full page, small quarto. Santa Rosa, California. January 17, 1905.

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MARK TWAIN AND HIS FELLOW HARTFORD, CONNETICUT CITIZENS SEEK TO ARRANGE A LECTURE ON MADAGASCAR!

CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. [MARK TWAIN].  (1835-1910.)  American humorist, lecturer and writer.  Manuscript Letter Signed, “Mark Twain”,  in committee and by other prominent Connecticut residents. Two pages, quarto. Hartford, October 9, 1884.

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN  ~~SIGNED AS A DELEGATE TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. (1706-1790).  Founding Father of the United States; Signer of the Declaration of Independence;  author and printer; political theorist and politician; scientist; inventor; statesman; and diplomat.  Autograph Note Signed “Dr. Franklin”, in the third person.  To: Charles Biddle (1745-1821), Vice-President of Pennsylvania. No place [Philadelphia],  8 May 1787. One page, oblong octavo.  (4 x 6 3/8 in).

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CHARLES A. LINDBERGH — LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER CROSSING THE ATLANTIC, SOLO, FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, DEDICATES A PHOTOGRAPH TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS TAKEN FOR A CHECK UP AFTER LANDING AT LE BOURGET AERODROME JUST OUTSIDE PARIS!

LINDBERGH, CHARLES A. (1902-1874). American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist; First aviator to complete a solo transatlantic flight, which he did in his plane, Spirit of St. Louis.  An absolutely Superb vintage sepia-toned, octavo Photograph Inscribed, on the photographic surface to the lower left of his image: “To one of my best / friends in France, / [the] Rene L’hopital. / Charles A. Lindbergh, / June 4, 1927”.

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